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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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All reviews fish pie chowder salad crab calamari bread potatoes catch of the day fish of the day fabulous meal great seafood great restaurant across the road at lunchtime lovely atmosphere top class kay
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After reading such lovely reviews thought we would try this place . Met a rude woman was told no fresh fish of day was abruptly told you can go somewhere else if you want decided after this we would leave without trying anything .Manners cost...nothingMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our b&b host...got a table at 6pm...Great welcome... lovely bright atmosphere and very friendly staff...we both ordered the crabmeat au gratin as we were in a fishing town and hoped it would be good... it was delicious served with...veg and potatoes.. Really recommend this place... and it's in the square so great atmosphere all roundMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quiet Thursday evening in town but this place was busy. We booked a table and went for a drink over the road. When we arrived our table was ready and we were served quickly. We ate excellent Crab Gratin and Fish Pie. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seven people here for dinner. Most of the folks we were with had a good meal - the two with the chowder were not as happy due to over seasoning. All in all, though, a good meal. The lemon meringue pie was delicious!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed November 1, 2023 via mobile

I went here with my family and we each got something different however everything was equally delicious. We were greeted with friendly service from start to finish. Personally, I had the soup of the day for starters and the Crab Gratin for the main course...with the Apple Berry Sponge for dessert. The starter and the main were both served quickly and perfectly hot, while the sponge cake is highly recommended as it was the perfect sweetness to finish off the night. The atmosphere is also very nice and welcoming and there is music playing which adds to this ambience. I would highly recommend going here if ever in Castletownbere.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 17, 2023 via mobile

We called here last week, it was extremely busy but we were served immediately. We had toasted sandwiches, one with chips and one with salad. The ham in toasted sandwich was home cooked and they did not spare it. The salad was beautiful.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 25, 2023 via mobile

This restaurant has the best fish dishes we tasted in two weeks sailing around west Cork and Kerry coast. Lovely fresh fish and pride in their quality. Lovely home made deserts too.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023

Very disappointed. Certainly no lobster available. No fresh fish at all, all breaded , disappointing considering it’s at the harbour. Was not a family friendly experience , not welcoming for children with limited options available to them. Service was poor. Will not return.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 16, 2023 via mobile

Fabulous meal here lastnight. I had baked crabmeat starter and calamari main - husband had baked brie starter and seafood pie main. He said seafood pie was the best he has ever had. Service was excellent as was the wine recommendation. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 28, 2023 via mobile

A great selection of food and excellent service. The staff were welcoming. Nice place for families or couples. The deserts were particularly nice.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 24, 2023 via mobile

The owners of the B&B where we were staying recommended Breen’s and it was fantastic. We went back the next night. Food is delicious with unexpected treats like watermelon in the salad. Desserts are clearly made in house with a different special each night. Do...not miss this place.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 16, 2023

I was staying in a holiday cottage near Castletownbere with my husband and daughter in May. Our one evening out was in Breen's Lobster Bar and it was a great place to go. The food was really delicious and beautifully presented. Service was very efficient...and friendly and we all enjoyed our meals having ordered different dishes We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to other holiday visitors.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed June 3, 2023 via mobile

Lobster bar with no lobster? I actually thought that was a joke but it’s not. And when we visited they weren’t accepting cards either. Gulp. Or not, in our case.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 2, 2023 via mobile

Good service and a lovely atmosphere. Mix of locals and tourists having a fun evening. Despite the name there was no lobster in the menu but the prawns, crab and chowder made up for it. A good evening out.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 1, 2023 via mobile

Breen’s is just always very, very good. The food is really great at both lunch and dinner and they have their own signature touches - great home cooking and baking. Kay runs a great business and the front of house team Mary & Fidelma are...just exceptional and always so warm & welcoming. If you are visiting Beara, make sure to book in at least twice - and have the crab gratin; it’s phenomenal.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Breen's Lobster Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4